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AniaR
06-25-2015, 10:05 AM
We got 3 more tails I've already posted them all a few pages back ;)

merkitty
06-25-2015, 05:24 PM
I am obsessed with merbellas tops, does anyone know if there is a wait list for the tops as well?

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Mer-Crazy
06-25-2015, 07:35 PM
Raina looks like a golden goddess! :D

Sidenote, are Guppy and Ophelia already sold? I've been drooling over Ophelia for the minute I saw it. My heart almost stopped when it was put up for sale. It's calling me like crazy lol! The measurements are lil off though. I'm afraid it might be too long for me..
Knees & ankles 1.5 to 2inches off (too much)
Waist to ankles/knees/hips all lil over 4inches off :/
Guppy has been sold. As far as I know Ophelia is still for sale.

AniaR
06-25-2015, 10:22 PM
Merkitty she's selling a bunch of tops right now. Its public on her profile if you search her. If you see one you like there is an email

merkitty
06-25-2015, 10:26 PM
Awesome, thanks raina! I just had no idea if her tops ran on the wait list too, and I don't want to clog up her email more then it already is.

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AniaR
06-26-2015, 12:07 AM
Clearing out the Mermaid cave to make room for new projects. Lots of one of a kind items worn only once. Great chance to scoop up some new gear for mermaid season.
Please email Tyler at Merbellastudios@gmail.com to order. Please attach a photo with the items you are interested in!
Everything each mermaid is wearing is for sale please read the photo description for items price and details!
PAYPAL only
Shipping included for within the US.

items: https://www.facebook.com/wildfire.dances/media_set?set=a.10206844119241177.1073741838.12224 32636&type=3&pnref=story

Mermaid Enora
06-26-2015, 01:54 AM
aggggghhhhhh.......I thought just for fun I'd measure myself against the ophelia tail. I'm a PERFECT fit in tail mono fin and top but I don't have the money.........and it'd look great with my vitiligo too.......sniff......... :/
Maybe if it's not sold in 20 years........fat chance of that though.
now i have to live with the painful knowledge that I could've had a perfect fit merbellas asap but can't :(

Merman Arion
06-26-2015, 02:54 AM
aggggghhhhhh.......I thought just for fun I'd measure myself against the ophelia tail. I'm a PERFECT fit in tail mono fin and top but I don't have the money.........and it'd look great with my vitiligo too.......sniff......... :/
Maybe if it's not sold in 20 years........fat chance of that though.
now i have to live with the painful knowledge that I could've had a perfect fit merbellas asap but can't :(

Maybe you could ask a small loan from your bank to buy it?

Felicia
06-26-2015, 03:47 AM
items: https://www.facebook.com/wildfire.dances/media_set?set=a.10206844119241177.1073741838.12224 32636&type=3&pnref=story

And I've officially added more things to my order...

Mermaid Evolet
06-26-2015, 04:24 AM
items: https://www.facebook.com/wildfire.dances/media_set?set=a.10206844119241177.1073741838.12224 32636&type=3&pnref=story

I email her a week ago about my top repair and about a top in the summer sale... Still no answer. Its really hard to be patient :-P

Mer-Crazy
06-26-2015, 06:17 AM
And I've officially added more things to my order...
Me too Felicia! Just a few small accessories since I don't really have any though. Restrained myself not to buy it all haha

Mermaid Enora
06-26-2015, 08:37 AM
Maybe you could ask a small loan from your bank to buy it?
not a bad idea but I'd rather avoid loans if possible :)

Merman Arion
06-26-2015, 09:08 AM
not a bad idea but I'd rather avoid loans if possible :)

I get that. Although I think it's totally worth it because there would be no waiting time since it's a tail ready to ship ;)

Felicia
06-26-2015, 12:10 PM
Me too Felicia! Just a few small accessories since I don't really have any though. Restrained myself not to buy it all haha

I have tons of accessories and such but I've always wanted a merbellas headdress so I couldn't resist! They probably think I'm crazy since I just had them add a top to my order like a week ago lol the longer it takes the more I wanna buy stuff :P

Kishiko
06-26-2015, 12:16 PM
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10206844121521234&set=a.10206844119241177.1073741838.1222432636&type=3&theater

THIS THIS 189983x THIS I NEED IT

Mermaid Enora
06-26-2015, 01:03 PM
I get that. Although I think it's totally worth it because there would be no waiting time since it's a tail ready to ship ;)

aghh....don't tempt me.........

Kishiko
06-26-2015, 01:16 PM
I sent an email on it [emoji33][emoji33][emoji33][emoji33][emoji33]


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Kishiko
06-26-2015, 04:01 PM
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/06/26/b3d57af41bedeb6dc05c710e642f1152.jpg

THIS BEAUTY IS OFFICIALLY MINE


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Mermaid Mystery
06-26-2015, 04:08 PM
OMG YAY!!! I'm trying to order a top and the purple bracers, wish me luck!

Mer-Crazy
06-26-2015, 08:16 PM
I have tons of accessories and such but I've always wanted a merbellas headdress so I couldn't resist! They probably think I'm crazy since I just had them add a top to my order like a week ago lol the longer it takes the more I wanna buy stuff :P
I doubt it, since I added another top to my order... 2 days ago? Haha. So now I'm up to the tail, which I am sill adding things to, 2 tops, 2 hair clips and 2 necklaces.. the longer I wait the more money I have to buy things haha.

Mer-Crazy
06-26-2015, 08:17 PM
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/06/26/b3d57af41bedeb6dc05c710e642f1152.jpg

THIS BEAUTY IS OFFICIALLY MINE


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Congrats ^_^ I have the necklace that goes with that top <3 It's so pretty.

Kishiko
06-26-2015, 08:18 PM
I was soooo tempted to get the clip but I think I'll wait and eventually get a head dress because that's kind of her signature thing :D


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Mer-Crazy
06-26-2015, 08:24 PM
I was soooo tempted to get the clip but I think I'll wait and eventually get a head dress because that's kind of her signature thing :D


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Do you have a tail order with her Kishiko? Or just taking the opportunity to get some Merbella goodies?

Kishiko
06-26-2015, 08:28 PM
Nope no tail order :) I wasn't planning on buying a top but that one just matches my tail so perfectly I couldn't NOT buy it, especially because it's ready to ship and a great deal compared to a new one. At least that's what I told myself when I shelled out $162 ;)


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Mer-Crazy
06-26-2015, 08:37 PM
Nope no tail order :) I wasn't planning on buying a top but that one just matches my tail so perfectly I couldn't NOT buy it, especially because it's ready to ship and a great deal compared to a new one. At least that's what I told myself when I shelled out $162 ;)


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Still so wonderful! I can't wait to see you in it!

Mermaid Evolet
06-27-2015, 05:04 AM
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/06/26/b3d57af41bedeb6dc05c710e642f1152.jpg

THIS BEAUTY IS OFFICIALLY MINE


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Congrats! The colors are amazing

I emailed her about the kelp top two weeks ago, but now it says sold :-(

Mermaid Neri Elvina
06-27-2015, 11:17 AM
Damn it they are all too small :(

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Princess Pearl
06-27-2015, 11:53 AM
I was sad because they're all too big! Can't win...


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Mermaid Mystery
06-27-2015, 12:12 PM
same Pearl same :(

Kishiko
06-27-2015, 11:16 PM
Mines probably going to be a tad too big, but I honestly couldn't pass it up. And silicone makes it fit a bit more snug

Meronica
06-28-2015, 06:17 PM
The Ophelia tail is seriously my dream tail. [emoji7] I'm glad it's a little too big in the booty/waist for me, for the sake of my bank account....


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Mermaid Nessie
06-29-2015, 10:20 PM
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Super happy I was able to purchase this top from Raven's mermaid cave sale! Weeee!

SeaDragon Mermaid
06-29-2015, 11:38 PM
Oh. My. Dog. Some of these tails are just gorgeous. Too bad I'm too broke to get one, and probably a bit too small, too. XD

Mermaid Neri Elvina
06-30-2015, 05:16 AM
[emoji24] [emoji24] [emoji24] all too small!

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Felicia
06-30-2015, 01:34 PM
Day 307! Ugh I'm starting to get very antsy lol we got hit by a heat wave over here so swimming season started 2 weeks early and I'm going nuts! My current tail is such a piece of crap, so I really looking forward to my new tail!!!!!

Ariel-Starfish
06-30-2015, 04:01 PM
Day 307! Ugh I'm starting to get very antsy lol we got hit by a heat wave over here so swimming season started 2 weeks early and I'm going nuts! My current tail is such a piece of crap, so I really looking forward to my new tail!!!!!

any updates?

Felicia
07-01-2015, 03:07 AM
any updates?

I got one a while back just saying my tail had been started and that of get another update once paint and primer happened but nothing since then

Mer-Crazy
07-01-2015, 04:39 AM
Day 321 and I'm STILL working on my design haha. I'm glad Raven is being patient with me, I feel like I'm being such a pain with my indecisiveness :/ But at the same time it's giving me time to save money to spend on more stuff...

Merley
07-01-2015, 09:25 AM
I picked this up from the summer sale :) 31024


The Ophelia tail is seriously my dream tail. [emoji7] I'm glad it's a little too big in the booty/waist for me, for the sake of my bank account....


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That tail is very tempting indeed.

Felicia
07-01-2015, 01:51 PM
Day 321 and I'm STILL working on my design haha. I'm glad Raven is being patient with me, I feel like I'm being such a pain with my indecisiveness :/ But at the same time it's giving me time to save money to spend on more stuff...

At least you know you'll get exactly what you want along with many other things lol

polyhymnia113
07-01-2015, 04:32 PM
Day 321 and I'm STILL working on my design haha. I'm glad Raven is being patient with me, I feel like I'm being such a pain with my indecisiveness :/ But at the same time it's giving me time to save money to spend on more stuff...
Pretty sure from my own experience that the more time you give her the happier and more creative she is. It resulted in a lot of thanks and sweetness when I told her I wasn't in a rush. Everything she touches is worth the wait. :)

Mermaid Romy
07-01-2015, 09:24 PM
Just emailed about one of the tops from the mermaid cave sale. I don't have gifs on my phone but I'm really feeling the "then I shall sit here consumed with lust"

AniaR
07-02-2015, 12:12 AM
Poly your tail looks amazing!

polyhymnia113
07-02-2015, 02:01 AM
Thank you, Raina! :D

polyhymnia113
07-02-2015, 02:01 AM
I got a little video clip Merman Malinghi was kind enough to make of my first swim. Will post that soon. :)

Ashe
07-02-2015, 02:36 AM
I got a little video clip Merman Malinghi was kind enough to make of my first swim. Will post that soon. :)
Exciting!!

Yulia
07-02-2015, 06:15 AM
I got a little video clip Merman Malinghi was kind enough to make of my first swim. Will post that soon. :)
I'm almost jumping up and down my bed in excitment

Mer-Crazy
07-04-2015, 02:11 AM
Isn't the new logo perfect?
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Mermaid Alea
07-04-2015, 02:37 AM
Woah at first I didn't notice the fluke shape in the M! That is a wonderful use of positive & negative space! :)

Yulia
07-04-2015, 06:40 AM
Woah, lovely!

Mermaid Neri Elvina
07-04-2015, 09:24 AM
Oh wow! New logo. Beautiful

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AniaR
07-04-2015, 10:23 AM
Yeah the new logo is amazing it was done by Daphne.

We just got back from loads of photoshooting! Wanted to share a few of the merbellas tail pics we got. I have SO MANY MORE coming.

I photographed this one:

https://scontent-lga1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/t31.0-8/q83/s960x960/11144958_979511945413595_9117722484514908222_o.jpg

Mutiny photographed this one

https://scontent-lga1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xft1/t31.0-8/11406591_1081421691892573_5005717009866851740_o.jp g

with funny story about it herE: https://www.facebook.com/RainaMermaid/photos/a.183334358367982.40273.183327321702019/1081421691892573/?type=1&theater

I also photographed this one which I am super proud of

https://41.media.tumblr.com/2ddea74580ea888f9a1b3879a50c7e22/tumblr_nqy2mdHGcc1r0wgkuo1_1280.jpg

There's more up on my instagram and I'll be posting more as I edit them :)

Mermaid Romy
07-04-2015, 10:30 AM
Your photography is super amazing Raina! I'm always so impressed when I see it on tumblr C:

PearlieMae
07-04-2015, 10:39 AM
Beautiful photos! The last one is not showing up for me, though. The light in the one you took is spectacular!

AniaR
07-04-2015, 11:00 AM
the last one will be posted on our Facebook in a few hours. I wonder why it's not showing up? weird.

I love doing photography, the problem is when I'm taking the photos I dont get to be in them haha.

PearlieMae
07-04-2015, 11:14 AM
Probably just my phone, it's showing up now!

I know the feeling...I am in very few family photos, and I never get to see photos other people take (oh yeah I got some great shots! I'll send them! And then...Nothing)

The Beau takes some beautiful photos, but my camera intimidates him!

AniaR
07-04-2015, 12:28 PM
A few more, shot by me!

https://41.media.tumblr.com/e84e2ac8afdd8037ebe802ff4baace58/tumblr_nqyyedYXts1r0wgkuo1_1280.jpg

https://41.media.tumblr.com/cfbd6f3ec7cdfeb55877fa7dd1872ce7/tumblr_nqyxn4QGqh1r0wgkuo1_1280.jpg



this one here is an older one shot by merwrangler spence

https://41.media.tumblr.com/ff81d1f8efac543d61679131a9e7207a/tumblr_nqyv6iz6sd1r0wgkuo1_1280.jpg

Ariel-Starfish
07-04-2015, 02:16 PM
Amazing photo's Raina! But why are u making double posts? (Here and in the photoshoot tread) I did this once in the past and you told me to not make double picture posts. �� Don't want to be rude! just saying :)

Mermaid Kassandra
07-04-2015, 02:53 PM
Wow girls you're amazing!

AniaR
07-04-2015, 04:07 PM
Amazing photo's Raina! But why are u making double posts? (Here and in the photoshoot tread) I did this once in the past and you told me to not make double picture posts. �� Don't want to be rude! just saying :)
I don't even remember that but chances are it was back when you first joined and weren't used to forum etiquette and had been multi posting everywhere. Also there are additional photos in my posts on the other thread, and I was recently asked in this thread to show these new tails. Plus this thread tends to move so fast posts get buried quickly and people don't think to back track it for photoshoot pics. Meanwhile people go to the other one specifically for that.

edit: I literally just went through the entire other thread right from when you joined mernetwork and nowhere do I say anything to you in that thread about not being allowed to post your photos? All I say are compliments on your photos. So I didn't tell you that you couldn't also post photos from merbellas thread in that thread. I do remember when you first joined you did post constantly (just like many new members do now) and some of the topics were the same in multiple areas. So perhaps that's what you're remembering.

Ariel-Starfish
07-04-2015, 04:29 PM
I don't even remember that but chances are it was back when you first joined and weren't used to forum etiquette and had been multi posting everywhere. Also there are additional photos in my posts on the other thread, and I was recently asked in this thread to show these new tails. Plus this thread tends to move so fast posts get buried quickly and people don't think to back track it for photoshoot pics. Meanwhile people go to the other one specifically for that.


Ok seems legit ;)

Mermaid_Dominique
07-05-2015, 05:38 PM
I'm super excited/!!! I just bought my first Merbella bra! :D :D*is running around in her living room*31173

Merman Arion
07-05-2015, 05:54 PM
I'm super excited/!!! I just bought my first Merbella bra! :D :D*is running around in her living room*

Very nice! Does the necklace come with it?

Mermaid_Dominique
07-05-2015, 06:10 PM
Very nice! Does the necklace come with it?

I don't know to be honest. I really hope so! ^^

Mer-Crazy
07-05-2015, 07:28 PM
If it's the same necklace as in this photo (which I really think it is after having a close look at both of them), then I'd say no because I bought that first day of the sale.
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Keiris
07-05-2015, 09:30 PM
RAINA, THAT PIC YOU TOOK OF THE MERMAID LAYING BACK BEND STYLE IS ART BOOK WORTHY!!! :jawdrop:Seriously, it is giving me LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AniaR
07-06-2015, 12:28 AM
Thank you so much I'm very proud of it. I have a lot more just haven't had time to post

MermaidMichelle
07-06-2015, 02:11 AM
Merbella Studios has a beautiful new logo, and it also shows how popular the Angler fluke has become....

Raina has a beautiful set of pictures, and they also make me wonder what the story is behind the first picture in the second batch (the one with the dominating mermaid holding down the head of the one reclining on the rock....)

Ariel-Starfish
07-06-2015, 02:36 PM
New content from the Merbella FB page :)31193 31194

Mermaid Mystery
07-06-2015, 02:54 PM
does anyone know how long the wait for a top would be?

Theobromine
07-06-2015, 03:00 PM
OMG that new tail. I just can't even.

Ariel-Starfish
07-06-2015, 03:00 PM
For my last top it was 8-9 months I guess.

SeaDragon Mermaid
07-06-2015, 03:19 PM
New content from the Merbella FB page :)31193 31194
That. Is. Gorgeous. It reminds me of a type of moth... can't remember which though...

MermaidMichelle
07-06-2015, 04:01 PM
That tail. I remember when. It was just a sketch. So cool. Dorsal fin with eye.

Wake. Your avatar. Gorgeous too! Hey, I'm starting to get the hang of this not-completing-sentences thing all the cool kids are doing! :cheerleader::mermaid kiss:

AniaR
07-06-2015, 04:23 PM
that tail is amazing! congrats to the owner. wowza!

Here's a few more pics

https://scontent-lga1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/11707642_1624819934463050_2582359211329304399_n.jp g?oh=c9aafc535f817072decbc51f0ac0801e&oe=561D8FB2

https://scontent-lga1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/11692786_1624820204463023_7194730441846343810_n.jp g?oh=4f7af954b72f1a3ea0fe185bab722415&oe=565BB957

https://scontent-lga1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/11050752_1624819944463049_2065095693779468524_n.jp g?oh=13c11ef67808b4b7c45d58a324c25efc&oe=561CACB4

https://scontent-lga1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-9/11049618_1624819991129711_3893008125036265476_n.jp g?oh=ea69455ffc8c2734153efba8f62198e5&oe=5613CC7A

https://scontent-lga1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/11181199_1624820224463021_3491962790217043338_n.jp g?oh=bf81b02565091ac387f8ebc186c091d2&oe=56281F1C

https://scontent-lga1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/11665564_1624820314463012_2917652082451542682_n.jp g?oh=dd2fd6c2279fbd1be67b914ad54694e6&oe=561C87D9

https://scontent-lga1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/11666300_1624820377796339_8784520684153717129_n.jp g?oh=64d6f3763849e84fc70a367660f214a2&oe=5629799D

https://scontent-lga1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xft1/v/t1.0-9/11666114_1624820447796332_4310510571828326244_n.jp g?oh=19f62f80d5cbc93637f1e38ea7636290&oe=56102893


We just got back from the aquarium so I'll have more of those too! And if youre interested I also did some non-merbellas of another girl that I'm posting in the photoshoot thread!~

Mermaid Neri Elvina
07-06-2015, 04:38 PM
Woah

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MermaidMichelle
07-06-2015, 04:44 PM
You saw my Likes and comments on FB (https://www.facebook.com/raina.mer.5?fref=nf), and I repeat them here without actually repeating them as that would be repetitive! :mermaid kiss:

Ariel-Starfish
07-07-2015, 07:27 AM
I'm really liking the last 3 shots of you! :) I've already seen the redt of it on your Instagram. :)

AniaR
07-07-2015, 11:53 AM
Two more from Sean of me in She Creature. Sorry for flooding haha

https://40.media.tumblr.com/33270b80e590f18b9b0c205de9fd59da/tumblr_nr4gd92scs1r0wgkuo2_1280.jpg

https://41.media.tumblr.com/20a890c86146683b01ed7cfc9f4d59df/tumblr_nr4gd92scs1r0wgkuo1_1280.jpg

It is the hardest tail I have ever swam in. No kick. So much drag. Looks beautiful, but I kept thinking I was gonna die because it was hard to come up for air. And I've been at this 7 years.. lol

Sherielle
07-07-2015, 12:52 PM
What is the monofin in the fluke?

Aurellia Gyldenscale
07-07-2015, 12:59 PM
Starting to get concerned....last time I heard from raven was March 10th when I decided to upgrade to a blended waist. Emailed them at the end of May for a progress report (my quoted time was 200 days and I emailed them on day 150) and never heard back. Emailed them a couple days ago in order to confirm my colors/design/measurements before production started and haven't heard back yet. It feels like they only communicate with me when money is involved for them. Getting me nervous man. Someone reassure me that its all going to be ok. :(

Mermaid Evolet
07-07-2015, 01:51 PM
Starting to get concerned....last time I heard from raven was March 10th when I decided to upgrade to a blended waist. Emailed them at the end of May for a progress report (my quoted time was 200 days and I emailed them on day 150) and never heard back. Emailed them a couple days ago in order to confirm my colors/design/measurements before production started and haven't heard back yet. It feels like they only communicate with me when money is involved for them. Getting me nervous man. Someone reassure me that its all going to be ok. :(

I have the same problem with my repaired top. I emailed them two months ago and they said its finished and ill get pictures soon. Still nothing :-(

So i can feel your concerns. *hugs*
I guess we just need to be patient.

Ariel-Starfish
07-07-2015, 03:17 PM
Peep! Me to! Waiting for an answer aswel. I'm over 9 months now. Fun fact: was checking the (ophella?) tail mesurments and these are exact my size!!

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Ariel-Starfish
07-07-2015, 03:26 PM
Just got a replay! ❤️

SeaGlass Siren
07-07-2015, 03:36 PM
YOU GOT A REPLY???

AniaR
07-07-2015, 03:38 PM
What is the monofin in the fluke?
Just a foil and its bigger fluke than competitor

Ariel-Starfish
07-07-2015, 03:50 PM
YOU GOT A REPLY???


I'm not buying that tail, if that's what u mean. :D I'm still broke atm lol! Just had some questions about the monofin sizes and : MY TAIL CONSTRUCTION IS ALMOST COMPLETE!!!! AAARGH SO HAPPY!!!!! :yay: :yay: :yay:

Felicia
07-07-2015, 04:00 PM
I'm not buying that tail, if that's what u mean. :D I'm still broke atm lol! Just had some questions about the monofin sizes and : MY TAIL CONSTRUCTION IS ALMOST COMPLETE!!!! AAARGH SO HAPPY!!!!! :yay: :yay: :yay:

Thats awesome, did you get pictures?
Makes me even more antsy for an update on how mines coming along, but I hate bothering them about it.

polyhymnia113
07-07-2015, 04:05 PM
Starting to get concerned....last time I heard from raven was March 10th when I decided to upgrade to a blended waist. Emailed them at the end of May for a progress report (my quoted time was 200 days and I emailed them on day 150) and never heard back. Emailed them a couple days ago in order to confirm my colors/design/measurements before production started and haven't heard back yet. It feels like they only communicate with me when money is involved for them. Getting me nervous man. Someone reassure me that its all going to be ok. :(
It does just take patience. They don't communicate much until they're working on your stuff directly and even then communication is pretty infrequent. That said they do read everything you send and take it into account in your design. My tail took quite a bit longer than the originally quoted 200 days too. Ended up in my hands at roughly 425 days or so (i did the two day saver shipping...expensive but i was ready for the tail to just be here). To be fair, about 45 days of that was repainting as I had a hard time accurately communicating the colors I intended which didn't become totally clear to Raven or I until she sent the final photos of the original paint. It was beautiful but needed some tweaking. Best thing to do is sit back, breathe deep, and just focus on other stuff until you start hearing from them. It isn't that they only communicate when cash is involved, it's that she puts so much focus into production she doesn't get much time to reply to email until it is pertinent to what she is crafting at that time.

Ariel-Starfish
07-07-2015, 04:09 PM
Thats awesome, did you get pictures?
Makes me even more antsy for an update on how mines coming along, but I hate bothering them about it.


I just asked politely. Since I'm over 9 months of waiting. :) I did not get any pictures.

SeaGlass Siren
07-07-2015, 04:09 PM
I'm not buying that tail, if that's what u mean. :D I'm still broke atm lol! Just had some questions about the monofin sizes and : MY TAIL CONSTRUCTION IS ALMOST COMPLETE!!!! AAARGH SO HAPPY!!!!! :yay: :yay: :yay:
Oh :P well then.

im still happy you got a reply lol!

Felicia
07-07-2015, 04:21 PM
I just asked politely. Since I'm over 9 months of waiting. :) I did not get any pictures.

Ive waited 304 days so 10 months and a day but I still hate asking for updates, I don't want them to feel rushed, you know? But it definitely tests my patience, especially when it's finally swimming season :P

polyhymnia113
07-07-2015, 04:33 PM
^^^that's basically the same inner struggle I felt during my wait. I promise it is worth it, ladies!!

Felicia
07-07-2015, 04:37 PM
^^^that's basically the same inner struggle I felt during my wait. I promise it is worth it, ladies!!
Oh I know it will be completely worth it but as of right now I'm going crazy lol I'm waiting for a few things right now (new pup to be ready, a snake to finally show up, and my lush order) so all my patience is seeping out of me rather quickly :fallover:

Ariel-Starfish
07-07-2015, 05:04 PM
Yeah tell me about it! :D haha! I mentally stated for myself my tail would be finished at october. - a full year of waiting. After seeing other tails passing by :)

AniaR
07-07-2015, 06:04 PM
Ive waited 304 days so 10 months and a day but I still hate asking for updates, I don't want them to feel rushed, you know? But it definitely tests my patience, especially when it's finally swimming season :P

I think you're ok to keep asking. I know Raven finally got her new laptop and has been playing catch up. The warning is more for people who asks every day the whole time lol. It's ok when you're waiting that long to keep sending requests every once in a while. Heck, Im at the point where clients are sending a message just to get to the top of my emails. lol and it helps me when they do!

Felicia
07-07-2015, 06:22 PM
I think you're ok to keep asking. I know Raven finally got her new laptop and has been playing catch up. The warning is more for people who asks every day the whole time lol. It's ok when you're waiting that long to keep sending requests every once in a while. Heck, Im at the point where clients are sending a message just to get to the top of my emails. lol and it helps me when they do!

Well reading this definitely makes me feel better about asking for an update so I suppose I'll ask how things are going since I'm so freaking curious:P

Mer-Crazy
07-07-2015, 08:11 PM
Haha. Watching people on <200 days and 9 months getting anxious about the wait. I just kinda sit here and remember Mermaid Michelle has been waiting since last February. You've got the patience of a saint ^_^

Felicia is probably the closest to my wait time (330), and the knowledge that my tail still hasn't been started is kinda hitting me now. I'm pretty much ready to have it but I know the design still needs a bit of work so I'm forcing myself to be patient. If I get it by late September (beginning of Spring here) I'll be happy.

Arella
07-07-2015, 10:16 PM
Day 243 here but my design is all finalized :) just waiting on production <3 FYI for anyone interested the tail I have now (Merbella Basic w/Competitor upgrade) will be up for sale once I have my new tail in hand.

Ariel-Starfish
07-08-2015, 02:58 AM
Haha. Watching people on <200 days and 9 months getting anxious about the wait. I just kinda sit here and remember Mermaid Michelle has been waiting since last February. You've got the patience of a saint ^_^
.

Yes!! How on earth do the does that? :p :D It's full summer season here (and having a good summer for once. Belgian weather is shitty sometimes) So i'm getting really curious about my tail. But that's normal I guess. :p I'm happy now I know where my tail is stated somwhere. ❤️ 277 Days

Maple
07-08-2015, 10:38 PM
Hey Arella - PM me! I'm interested in your current tail.

Arella
07-09-2015, 12:14 PM
Email me at mermaidarella@gmail.com

Aurellia Gyldenscale
07-09-2015, 01:19 PM
Its just a hard balance. On the one hand, I want to give the company as much time to do what they need to do creatively to create a high quality tail. After all, I wouldn't want something I've invested several thousand dollars in to come out bad because I rushed production. I want a fantastic tail (and I know I'll get that from Merbellas). I also know that its a small production workforce and that there is only so much that can be done with two people who are also performers. In no way do I think she's slacking off at all...she's probably working her fins to the bone!

On the other hand, I think about how I would feel with any other service where one timeline was given to me at the start but then that quoted time exceeded when it came to actually doing it. Especially any service as expensive as this. I haven't exceeded my quoted time yet (198/200), and I don't mind going a bit over, but I also get worried when I see people who have been waiting much longer than me and theirs isn't even finished yet (though to be fair, I don't know what was originally quoted for them and if others have additional reasons that it has taken longer like changing designs).

Its just sort of a difficult situation. I'm trying to be patient and understanding. I do feel like a lot of it comes down to the communication. Every time I hear back I feel so much better...like I'm not just talking to an empty room somewhere haha.

EDIT: ANYWAYS...the new computer must have helped because she wrote back!! I'm confirming measurements tonight and she's nearly into production. I'm guessing it probably won't be done for the Renaissance festival season I work in september/oct...but maybe soon after that I hope! I'm glad I have my backup tail still from last year. Maybe there will be a mer-miracle and it will be done by my birthday July 22nd. Wishful thinking....

Thanks to everyone for their support. <3

MermaidMichelle
07-12-2015, 09:53 PM
I am very glad you have an update, Aurellia! I was quoted 200-300 days too and am on Day 518 now; just remember that Raven is an artiste!


Haha. Watching people on <200 days and 9 months getting anxious about the wait. I just kinda sit here and remember Mermaid Michelle has been waiting since last February. You've got the patience of a saint ^_^

Merci beaucoup for such kind words! :mermaid kiss: In answer to Ariel's question as to how I endure, whenever I feel a bit anxious I think about how much my life has changed since I first placed my order. A year and a half ago Raina didn't even know who I was and SeaGlass Siren was still saying "some mermaid I turned out to beeee". Now I consider Raina a treasured friend, SeaGlass Siren is so confident(?) that she's mugging for the camera and making the horns on her avy, and I have a number of other lovely friends (like Ariel) here on Mernetwork and on Facebook. I have had the honour of helping Raina win a traveling tank, I hope to meet SeaGlass Siren soon, and when at last my tail is constructed (provided I haven't been obliged to enter the cloistered life before then)....

Well, let's just say I hope to make a big ;) SPLASH!...With their help! :group hug:

I don't think I'll mention the count again until I reach Day 666; it will be over a month late for Hallowe'en, but it will fall on the Tin Anniversary (5-year) of the miraculous lifting of Snowmageddon, an ultra-blizzard that deposited over four feet of snow on London before breaking up on the third day...though it was predicted to last four days and dump six feet of snow and continued to do so just outside the city! :cthulhu:

Felicia
07-17-2015, 02:28 AM
Has anyone heard anything recently? I emailed her but didn't get a reply, which is fine, I'm just curious if anyone else has heard things?

AniaR
07-17-2015, 03:19 AM
I know she was busy this week with Weeki and I think Tyler is travelling or about to Travel? not sure. doesnt hurt to fire off another email tho

AniaR
07-17-2015, 02:28 PM
So here's some video of the she creature in action. It is sooo beautiful but very hard to use. The fluke is the biggest fluke she makes (and I'd honestly wager the biggest fluke on the market from a commercial tail maker) it only has a foil inside and that's how you get that nice floppy flow. But it is the heaviest tail she makes because of the fluke and this is one of the first ones she made with this design a while back so it doesnt have drainage like the new ones do. So it basically means there is a lot of drag. And it was very floaty in the salt water. I found it had no kick at all and I had to do a lot of upper body work. I panicked a few times underwater because I couldn't kick to get up for air. But as you can see all I do is stop moving and I float up really fast lol.

This is a beautiful and stunning tail. But we basically use it for photoshoots because it's too laborious for most gigs. I wouldn't suggest it for people looking to buy a tail for kid's parties, or for someone as their first tail (unless you got a comeptitor monofin in it and the drainage upgrade, then I think you'd be fine) but if you're a seasoned mer you'll probably be ok.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HR95tEci3EM

Also I'm curious, should I be doing a summary review of all these tails? lol. Just for reference in the review thread so people can compare flukes and fins and different dorsals etc

Mermaid Freyja
07-17-2015, 03:19 PM
Also I'm curious, should I be doing a summary review of all these tails? lol. Just for reference in the review thread so people can compare flukes and fins and different dorsals etc
Gorgeous video :D
And yes, that sounds like a great idea!

Ariel-Starfish
07-17-2015, 03:54 PM
Also I'm curious, should I be doing a summary review of all these tails? lol. Just for reference in the review thread so people can compare flukes and fins and different dorsals etc


YES!

SeaGlass Siren
07-17-2015, 03:54 PM
Merci beaucoup for such kind words! :mermaid kiss: In answer to Ariel's question as to how I endure, whenever I feel a bit anxious I think about how much my life has changed since I first placed my order. A year and a half ago Raina didn't even know who I was and SeaGlass Siren was still saying "some mermaid I turned out to beeee". Now I consider Raina a treasured friend, SeaGlass Siren is so confident(?) that she's mugging for the camera and making the horns on her avy, and I have a number of other lovely friends (like Ariel) here on Mernetwork and on Facebook. I have had the honour of helping Raina win a traveling tank, I hope to meet SeaGlass Siren soon, and when at last my tail is constructed (provided I haven't been obliged to enter the cloistered life before then)....

Well, let's just say I hope to make a big ;) SPLASH!...With their help! :group hug:

I don't think I'll mention the count again until I reach Day 666; it will be over a month late for Hallowe'en, but it will fall on the Tin Anniversary (5-year) of the miraculous lifting of Snowmageddon, an ultra-blizzard that deposited over four feet of snow on London before breaking up on the third day...though it was predicted to last four days and dump six feet of snow and continued to do so just outside the city! :cthulhu:

Honey when you get your Merbellas...
We. Will. Rock our tail flippers. :cheerleader:

PearlieMae
07-17-2015, 03:59 PM
You're about the only one who can, Raina. DO it!

MermaidMichelle
07-19-2015, 01:17 AM
Honey when you get your Merbellas...
We. Will. Rock our tail flippers. :cheerleader:

I trust you and look forward to it! :mermaid kiss:



@Raina: I concur with Pearlie; you are the closest person to Raven who frequents this board, and you have such expertise in the mermaiding world that you can appraise a mer-tail as well as/better than anyone here!

Princess Kae-Leah
07-19-2015, 01:30 AM
Yes, Raina, go right ahead and do a mini-review for each of your tails! I am especially interested in hearing about the lightweight tail you wore to visit the little girl in the hospital. It just looks so lightweight and comfortable in pictures, which are not adjectives I would normally use to describe a realistic silicone tail, which I know are generally very heavy when dry. I actually remember contacting Raven a couple years ago about whether or not it's possible to make a realistic-looking tail that is lightweight and comfy out of the water, and I believe she told me that for the time being she wasn't sure if that was possible, but it looks like she found a way.

Inkling
07-19-2015, 05:45 PM
So someone has contacted at LEAST two tail makers about making this tail for them, neither tailmaker she asked was Raven. Hmm...

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Mer-Crazy
07-19-2015, 07:11 PM
So someone has contacted at LEAST two tail makers about making this tail for them, neither tailmaker she asked was Raven. Hmm...

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Oh look it's her lionfish tail haha. Like a combination of the first and second paint job it had...

AniaR
07-19-2015, 08:28 PM
Of course, everyone's always gotta follow what Raven does. *rolls eyes* it would be pretty ballsy of any tail maker to take that on. Not only because it's so complex but everyone would know it was a knock off.

Inkling
07-19-2015, 08:50 PM
She posted this on her page after getting her first response. So then she tried another tailmaker who also told her no. Smh.

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They started talking about Finfolk too, but by the sound of their conversation they don't want to pay that much. *facepalm*

Ashe
07-19-2015, 09:17 PM
Oh what an idiot :doh: :rolleyes:
I feel like they might be new to the community or someone younger.

Mer-Crazy
07-19-2015, 09:58 PM
Oh what an idiot :doh: :rolleyes:
I feel like they might be new to the community or someone younger.
If they are new to the community they're gonna learn real quick that this shiz doesn't fly. One upside though... that drawing is very nice.

Princess Kae-Leah
07-19-2015, 10:02 PM
Yeah there's no denying they're a talented artist, but they lose points for copying

AniaR
07-19-2015, 10:15 PM
I hope you commented on the post. Otherwise send me the link and I'll be happy to set them straight.

Inkling
07-19-2015, 10:22 PM
I hope you commented on the post. Otherwise send me the link and I'll be happy to set them straight.

I can see the post but am unable to comment. I'll PM you the link.

PearlieMae
07-19-2015, 10:25 PM
Of course, everyone's always gotta follow what Raven does. *rolls eyes* it would be pretty ballsy of any tail maker to take that on. Not only because it's so complex but everyone would know it was a knock off.

Not everyone! ;)

But I know what you mean. Next thing we'll be reading is that that Russian girl will knock it off.

Meronica
07-19-2015, 10:29 PM
Not everyone! ;)

But I know what you mean. Next thing we'll be reading is that that Russian girl will knock it off.

LOL. I'd almost like to see her try.


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AniaR
07-19-2015, 10:36 PM
well I found out who she was and saw a bunch of her posts bashing tail makers who told her no. So I sent her this message


Hi there. I saw your drawing of Raven's lionfish tail that you're asking all the tail makers to make you, and you want it to not be so expensive. I am very good friends with Raven, I own the first tail she ever made, along with 5 others. Couple points:

1) tail makers aren't being stuck up to you. It's incredibly rude of you to ask them to copy someone else's tail. It is standard in ANY custom community that people not create knock offs. Tail makers are showing Raven respect as an artist by telling you no.

2) copying someone else is a great way to get the community to NOT like you. If you're serious about being a mermaid and having a realistic tail, it's important to start being professional right from the start. It's also important to network and learn from other mermaids. You will alienate the community by copying someone else.

3) you're not going to get something like a professional mermaid tail CHEAP. They're expensive because the materials to make them are expensive. Perhaps if you find it too expensive to go with silicone you should be starting with fabric and working your way up.

If you're serious about wanting a tail and being a mermaid I suggest you join www.mernetwork.com where there are loads of resources. Also. Ive published two books about it and have loads of free resources on my website www.makemeamermaid.com

There's a lot of resources on mernetwork to help people design their own tails, or even make one inspired by someone else. Good luck, and please don't start off in the community by copying others and publicly bad mouthing tail makers. We can all see it!

Inkling
07-19-2015, 10:44 PM
well I found out who she was and saw a bunch of her posts bashing tail makers who told her no. So I sent her this message

:clap:

Mer-Crazy
07-19-2015, 10:56 PM
well I found out who she was and saw a bunch of her posts bashing tail makers who told her no. So I sent her this message
You tell her Raina! I would love to see what she says in reply, if at all.

AniaR
07-19-2015, 11:01 PM
You tell her Raina! I would love to see what she says in reply, if at all.

you will not like it. lol I'm gonna hold off on posting it because she mentioned she was looking around here and I am hoping she'll come around, but not so sure

Princess Kae-Leah
07-20-2015, 12:39 AM
Good message, Raina :). You were polite to this person and gave them some good advice.

Felicia
07-20-2015, 01:19 AM
Very nicely put Raina, I hope she decides to join is here

MermaidMichelle
07-20-2015, 02:35 AM
Indeed; one mustn't let a bad start sour one to the mermaid community. She's a fine artist, and if she really wants to look like a lionfish I'm sure she can find a way to do so without copying anyone else (they are natural creatures, after all). The advice you gave was excellent as always! :mermaid kiss:

Mermaid Neri Elvina
07-20-2015, 04:40 AM
But I know what you mean. Next thing we'll be reading is that that Russian girl will knock it off.

What Russian?



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Ariel-Starfish
07-20-2015, 12:15 PM
Yesterday At the Dutch mermaid meetup I was able to take a look at the Merbellas tail from
mermaid Vicky! It's SO stunning! Like: all I wanted to do was pet and cuddle it. :D URGH- It's getting really hard for me now! 2,5 months to go!

3154831548 I had to crop this photo becouse of image size etc. :(

Ayla of Duluth
07-20-2015, 12:19 PM
It reminds me of a woodland fairy! <3

Ariel-Starfish
07-21-2015, 02:08 PM
I could not stop staring at it! :swoon:

To all mers with an Angler fluke; What are the dymentions of the fluke? I'm getting a foil monofin but still looking for a bag that would fit the enire tail. :3

Ariel-Starfish
07-22-2015, 01:37 PM
Some help here please!

AniaR
07-22-2015, 02:40 PM
you'll probably have to message someone specifically.


PUBLIC ALERT

I post updates in here about Raven when I know any updates, but for anyone who may not realize it, though I try to be helpful when I *do* know things, I do NOT work for or with Raven or even live in the same country. People reallllly seem to be getting that confused lately. I will not give out her phone number (she gave it to me once for customs and I lost it anyway haha) and I have no extra methods of getting through to her than any of you. if she's not checking messages or emails, she's not seeing mine either. Yes, we're friends, but we aren't in constant communication! We're constantly busy - both of us- and if we do get to catch up it is usually in sporadic bursts for short periods of time.

I've been getting loads of messages lately from people who want to get through to her and there's nothing I can do about it. Also, it wouldnt be appropriate in any other business to try and contact someone's friends or family. So please don't message me with big long emails about your ordering process. I feel sometimes like people try to manipulate my friendship with her in order to get a result, or put pressure on her through me and I really don't like being used.

Anything I know about their status I post here. If someone's sick or travelling or out of a PC and I know about it, I post it here so everyone else knows. I'm not here to make excuses for her though either, it's her business not mine.

So please, don't message me about your merbellas orders. I can't do a darn thing for you, have no access to info, and am super busy myself! If you decide to go with Merbellas it's been known for a while now that the tails have a waiting period, and that email communication is not constant. Raven's never let anyone down yet, and never scammed anyone. So don't jump to the absolute worst conclusion and start harassing me when you don't get your email answered right away please :p I promise you this woman is not running off with your money and never giving you a tail

Ariel-Starfish
07-22-2015, 02:48 PM
you'll probably have to message someone specifically.

will do! :D

and... are they at u again? :doh:

AniaR
07-22-2015, 03:22 PM
yup. I was out of town on a gig yesterday and was getting frantic messages from a few people all about the same order even after I said I couldnt be of any help...

Celaeno
07-22-2015, 03:22 PM
yup. I was out of town on a gig yesterday and was getting frantic messages from a few people all about the same order even after I said I couldnt be of any help...

That's got to get annoying. :/

Yulia
07-22-2015, 03:48 PM
"Raven's never let anyone down yet"

Well she has one bad review here on Mernetwork...

SeaGlass Siren
07-22-2015, 04:33 PM
for a second i though esther was bothing you for her number x_x

AniaR
07-22-2015, 05:03 PM
"Raven's never let anyone down yet"

Well she has one bad review here on Mernetwork...
Which I could say things about too but I choose not to for the sake of community drama. And by letting down I'm talking not getting a tail paid for

Yulia
07-22-2015, 05:07 PM
Which I could say things about too but I choose not to for the sake of community drama. And by letting down I'm talking not getting a tail paid for
Yeah I know, I was being to literal. ;)

Felicia
07-22-2015, 07:08 PM
But Raina, if we don't harass you how will know anything about raven? (insert sarcasm as needed)
Also on that note I still haven't heard anything about my tail, has anyone else heard about theirs?

Mer-Crazy
07-22-2015, 07:27 PM
A friend of mine who I met over the internet who isn't on the network got a sketch update 3 days ago (well at least she showed me 3 she may have got it beforehand) I'd say that'd be Raven's most recent surfacing haha.

Personally I'm still on pre-production, getting closer to finally settling in my design haha. I am so excited for my tail to be started!

Ariel-Starfish
07-23-2015, 05:46 AM
When I'm at 300 days I'll send them an email for a friendly reminder how har my tail is atm. I'm now at day 292. :)

Mermaid Andrina
07-23-2015, 05:07 PM
Ariel Starfish, you are so close, yet so far away! I hope you get a response back!

Ariel-Starfish
07-24-2015, 04:32 AM
U can't believe how nuts I'm going atm!! :highfive::biting nails::biting nails:

Mer-Crazy
07-24-2015, 05:12 AM
I think it's harder when your tail is actually in construction, rather than waiting for it to begin. Then again on day 342 I'm getting pretty anxious to have my tail finally started. I think the worst part, by far though is when it's finally completed and you're waiting for it to arrive once it's been shipped.

Ariel-Starfish
07-24-2015, 06:33 AM
Yes! The moment when u finally get pictures, and approve for shipping. And the moment after when u don't know it's shipped or u don't have a tracking code! :phew:

Mizuko
07-24-2015, 08:42 AM
Totally late update, but I got a sketch a few weeks ago and ERMEHGERD so excited with what Raven has drawn! It'll take longer than 300 days as its complex and im so happy!

Yulia
07-24-2015, 09:03 AM
That's awesome Ariel and Mizuko!!! :D

Can you share the pictures? I know I'm not alone in being very excited to see them too :)

Ariel-Starfish
07-24-2015, 03:23 PM
Thanks Yulia! Yeah Mizuko: SHOW USSSS! :yay:

polyhymnia113
07-24-2015, 04:18 PM
^^^^^yes, show usssss, please! *Mermaid tail junkie needs new fix* hahah

Mizuko
07-24-2015, 08:03 PM
Hehe I'm going to keep the design to myself for a little while ;) but I'll share it evenutally! <3 I also upgraded to the blended waist! I probably wont see the tail until next year but I know it'll be incredible so its worth the wait! ^_^

Felicia
07-25-2015, 02:48 AM
Mizuko you tease!!

Ariel-Starfish
07-25-2015, 05:22 AM
Omg that's not fair! :p Can u tell us what fluke or monofin u have chosen? :puppyeyes: pretty please?

Felicia
07-25-2015, 03:29 PM
O.o still haven't heard back from Raven , but everytime my email blips my heart stops lol
And for those curious, I'm on day 322!

Ariel-Starfish
07-25-2015, 04:23 PM
Same here! :O_o:

AniaR
07-26-2015, 04:29 PM
I've not had a chance to catch up with Raven but I see from her FB posts they're dealing with a LOT of rain and humidity which is inhibiting the curing process. Must be frustrating as all heck!

Keiris
07-27-2015, 12:52 AM
I've not had a chance to catch up with Raven but I see from her FB posts they're dealing with a LOT of rain and humidity which is inhibiting the curing process. Must be frustrating as all heck!

Yes, she's a little north of me and it has been 3 days of solid rain here! Ugh...no swim time either. The humidity is brutal.

Felicia
07-27-2015, 03:10 AM
I've not had a chance to catch up with Raven but I see from her FB posts they're dealing with a LOT of rain and humidity which is inhibiting the curing process. Must be frustrating as all heck!
Oh man! That's rather sucky :/

Mermaid Evolet
07-29-2015, 10:40 AM
Ok guys I need to get something of my chest!
But first I want to say I'm not a bad person, I'm not an impatient person and I love and admire Ravens work. And I don't want to sound ungrateful.
I also know that she is busy a lot and has a lot to do.
BUT this situation is just not acceptable anymore.

Let me explain it to you:
Last September I got my tail and my top. I was soo happy but unfortunately customs ruined my top. Raven was so kind to offer to fix it for me. So at the end of September she got my top.
She said she will fix it as soon as possible, but I said its ok for me to have it in spring (april-may), so that I can use it in summer. Now its nearly august and I still don't have it back. ITS ALMOST A YEAR!
I send a reminder on 18th may asking if there are any news about my top. 5 Days later I got an answer, that my top is finished and that she will send me pictures soon.
On 23th June I send another message and on 5th July and on 23th July. NOTHING!
Its been 3 month since she said my top is finished and i still don't have it.

The big problem is, that I have a huge photoshooting in croatia in less than 2 weeks and i need my top for that. I literally begged her to send me the top, I even told her I don't need pictures. I like everything she does so i'm not worried that I won't like it or something like that.
I have no words for that. I really like Raven and her work, but I don't understand this anymore.
I'm deeply disappointed.


Also I didn't wanna bring that up here and discuss this with Raven first but since I don't get a respons from her I'll ask you for help:
A week ago I noticed that the paint on my tail is coming of in a few spots. I only swam in it twice and I thought that wasn't possible? Did I do something wrong? I was really careful and it looks like the final coat of the paint just "washed off".
(I'll add pictures as soon as I'm home on my computer.)
Like I said I have a shooting in the ocean in a few days and I'm afraid it'll come of even more.
Can I stop it from washing off?

Thanks for your time and your help!

AniaR
07-29-2015, 11:09 AM
The paint shouldn't wash off but sometimes brand new tails transfer paint if it hasn't dried all the way yet when a tailmaker mails it ( which can happen when trying to rush a tail out to someone who is waiting) I know Tyler usually does emails and I think he's traveling right now. So if I were you I'd message the fb page and send an email! That way hopefully raven sees it

I'd strongly suggest that in future if Raven offers anyone to do something right away just take that offer. Don't wait til later cuz it is too easy IMO for things to get backed up later.

If you post pics of your tail I might be able to help. But good to send pics to raven too. I think outside of normal occasional paint transfer she's never had an issue like that before reported. So good to give pics and context so she knows how to address it and make sure it doesn't happen again.

Sorry that happened and you're waiting so long. I hope you get ahold of her soon and figure out your paint. Keep us posted ( a lot of times people post the complaint but don't follow up when a tail maker fixes things. Good for everyone to know)

PS a lot of times Raven mails without telling people. I wonder if she did mail but it is taking forever in customs? That happened with two of my tops last year. Hopefully it gets sorted.

Mermaid Evolet
07-29-2015, 04:16 PM
Oh I forgot to mention that, I already sent her pictures.
I really hope she already mailed it, but I don't have much hope that I'll get it in time anyway.

Thanks you so much Raina for your advices! I'll keep you updated ;-)

Here are the pics (I hope you can see it, my camera is really bad )

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There a more but I thought a few would be enought.

Is there anything I could do to stop it? Or cover it up?

AniaR
07-29-2015, 04:44 PM
it's a little hard to tell with the photos being so close up and blurry. Is there any way you can zoom it out and add a couple more so i can see it on context of the tail? So far it looks to me more like stuff that has been scraped off, because it seems to be only around ridges and the edges of scales as opposed to flatter surfaces that are likelier to peel if not dried. (close up pics work best when you press the flower button or the macro button on your camera!)

Sometimes even if you're very careful, the texture of a pool can be very abrasive on tails. I'll give you an example. My new tail that I've had since January has had no paint come off anywhere. Until I had to swim in a notoriously bad pool that has a stecko texture. I rested my tail on it once and didn't even scrape it around, but it managed to buff quite a lot of paint off the knees. I spent the rest of the gig making sure anytime I put my tail down it was on a yoga matt. Literally. Underwater and everything haha.

https://scontent-lga1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/t31.0-8/11696629_987105761320880_94506930310095785_o.jpg

^ that's me trying to make sure it doesnt get any worse.

The damage from what i can see looks very similar to mine. I'm going to go take some photos and upload them and show you so you can compare. It certainly looks to me like scraping, not a matter of the paint washing off.

I'd say just because it happened that time wont mean it'll happen again either. It depends on where you swim. Sand here in the city where I live did nothing to bother my tail. But more abrasive sand in another province I visited scraped a few areas. Some pools I have no trouble with at all. Some pools scrape.

Imma go take pics so you can see.

THE GOOD NEWS IS they are easy fixes which Raven can walk you through. A little pigment you can buy online for 20$ and a little silicone (Raven can tell you specifically what and you can get smaller sizes for repairs) and you're good to go! I'm literally waiting on mine to come in the mail right now so I can touch mine up.

AniaR
07-29-2015, 04:49 PM
OK here I got some pics.

For reference, here's what my fluke normally looks like

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here's what happened after the pool in that photo:

(see all along the right in this pic)

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I've used it constantly since January, multiple times a week. But this is the first real time it sustained any damage. The pool didnt even feel that bad to me but it's all in how it grips the silicone.

It can be the pool, a pool deck, the rocks or sand beneath it.

In all our pretty photos we showed you of us sitting on that rock in PEI we had a towel beneath the mermaids that I edited out of photos lol.

I don't have pics of my knees because I fixed them but they pretty much looked exactly like yours.


There's no real way around it. Even when you think you're being careful some types of surfaces JUST SUCK. I find walking on my hands in the water instead of letting anything rest on the bottom helps a lot. Wear and tear like this is normal it just sucks it happened to you after the second use!

Mizuko
07-29-2015, 10:11 PM
Omg that's not fair! :p Can u tell us what fluke or monofin u have chosen? :puppyeyes: pretty please?
I got the koi fluke :) it was a close decision between the koi and the merbella!

frozenbutterflywings
07-30-2015, 09:41 AM
I'm on day 115 and I'm so anxious to get my first silicone tail. I could imagine the other mers being just as anxious to get any bit of information from their design :) at least in the end you know Merbella never disappoints so that's peace of mind.

Ariel-Starfish
07-30-2015, 01:49 PM
I got the koi fluke :) it was a close decision between the koi and the merbella!

Oooh, nice!

@ Mermaid Evolet: I'm so sorry this happend to you! :( I really hope u can get holf of Raven ASAP and find a seloution! :hug:

AniaR
07-30-2015, 05:28 PM
Ps I mentioned it to Raven and she said she mailed the top weeks ago! Tyler is supposed to email you. Good luck.

Ariel-Starfish
07-31-2015, 03:49 AM
Reached 300 days of waiting today. 31823

I don't know what to do now... Try to keep patiŽnt and wait, or message them?

Send some email a few days ago trough... :thinks:

polyhymnia113
07-31-2015, 04:31 PM
I got the koi fluke :) it was a close decision between the koi and the merbella!
Ooooh I love that fluke! Can't wait for the big reveal of your design. :)

MermaidMichelle
08-01-2015, 02:16 AM
I'm getting that fluke too! *Old person voice* I still remember when Raven recommended it to me; she said it was brand-spanking-new tail that she hadn't used for any completed tails yet and that she thought it'd go really well with my design. It was back in February of 2014; y'all remember that really cold winter unless you live in France in which case it was the warmest winter recorded or thereabouts? It was when they released that Frozen​ movie all the young'uns like....

Mermaid Evolet
08-01-2015, 04:15 AM
Thank you sooooo much Raina!
I hope we can sort this out soon.
I dont think ill order something from the us again, austrian customs just suck!

And thanks Ariel for your kind words.

AniaR
08-01-2015, 11:32 AM
I know a lot of Aussies have trouble getting tails through customs. One of the finfolk girls told me a while back they make up msds sheets to help get through customs faster.

Mermaid Evolet
08-01-2015, 12:00 PM
Haha austria is not australia ;-)
Its a small country in europe between germany and italy.
A lot of people get confused by the similar names.

MermaidAmestris
08-01-2015, 12:35 PM
OMG Michelle, your comments always make me wish there was a 'like' button on here

Mer-Crazy
08-01-2015, 08:19 PM
I had no problem with my first tail. Maybe I was just lucky. What's a msds sheet? Maybe I should consider doing that for my next tail...

polyhymnia113
08-01-2015, 08:32 PM
Msds = materials safety data sheet and discusses the safety parameters of the materials used to craft an item or just the material itself. Most chemicals / plastics / paints have one on file somewhere usually w manufacturers

AniaR
08-01-2015, 09:07 PM
sorry I misread it as australia ;)

Felicia
08-03-2015, 08:32 PM
I'm getting that fluke too! *Old person voice* I still remember when Raven recommended it to me; she said it was brand-spanking-new tail that she hadn't used for any completed tails yet and that she thought it'd go really well with my design. It was back in February of 2014; y'all remember that really cold winter unless you live in France in which case it was the warmest winter recorded or thereabouts? It was when they released that Frozen​ movie all the young'uns like....

I have no clue how you haven't lost your mind from waiting, I've almost waited a year and I can hardly take it anymore, you must have the patience of a saint. Heck I'm getting anxious for you, I wanna see that glorious tail finished!

AniaR
08-03-2015, 11:46 PM
for anyone who hasnt seen how bad the rain is in Florida, Raven's mom just posted these pics outside her house ...

https://scontent.fyhz1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xat1/t31.0-8/11222990_10204644610020471_8292848232690113405_o.j pg


Because I have raven's personal account I see some behind the scenes so I know she's still working away! But (she hasnt told me this, it's me speaking from experience) I'd expect a few slight delays given the weeks of rain now. Makes tail curing and paint drying incredibly crappy and long taking!

And for anyone who missed the pretty pictures...

https://scontent.fyhz1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtf1/v/t1.0-9/11800196_937249972997750_2728978589484493260_n.jpg ?oh=5660d93b18368e462467190654123cac&oe=565906D5

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https://scontent.fyhz1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/11822522_937245082998239_8432988758234056678_n.jpg ?oh=3c5bd2408bc7c2592df38bd76ad86543&oe=5659767F

https://scontent.fyhz1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/11828626_937245136331567_4124222972507711163_n.jpg ?oh=5bb6139068387229a8ad0e2727c849ee&oe=564E8224

(our tail hehe!)

https://scontent.fyhz1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xta1/v/t1.0-9/11800401_937245196331561_5229431375767157599_n.jpg ?oh=b62b75980597749c406f07d1a7d18b4a&oe=564A38CA

https://scontent.fyhz1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/11822394_937245402998207_8981537179400045756_n.jpg ?oh=cc3997b133f6d5402adea78e13cc639a&oe=56421CEA

https://scontent.fyhz1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xta1/v/t1.0-9/11800620_937245312998216_5007091814246196166_n.jpg ?oh=2766da7b5b286bb343f4132499676f91&oe=563E49CD

(another of one of ours yay)

https://scontent.fyhz1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/11826026_937245292998218_7167823196526486167_n.jpg ?oh=3f1903de8ef1f45551acdc538c2813c7&oe=565B550E

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Mermaid Mystery
08-03-2015, 11:56 PM
can they just give us some of that rain please? seriously we have fires going on, I'd be glad to take it off their hands!

Mermaid Alea
08-04-2015, 12:59 AM
Oh my gosh that is it...I think I have finally decided that if I ever decide to get a silicone tail I want to get a Merbellas. Her tails are just so beautiful and they have such a pretty iridescent shine to them. :swoon:

Keiris
08-04-2015, 01:52 AM
Raven does exquisite work. FANTASTIC!!!

Mermaid Wesley
08-04-2015, 03:18 AM
<3333

Ariel-Starfish
08-04-2015, 03:30 AM
Thanks for keeping us up-to-date Raina! :) I send Raven a reminder a week ago now and I haven't heard back? Guess she's busy :p

Aziara
08-04-2015, 07:13 PM
Lovely! I wish there were a better shot of that seahorse top, it looks really cool!

MermaidMichelle
08-04-2015, 11:55 PM
Wow; so much love! :cheerleader::rainbow: :mermaid kiss: Thank you for the support, Felicia, and thank you Raina for keeping us ever posted and reminding us of how magnificently honoured we are to have Raven! For those curious, I have just sent her another email for the first time in seven months; one must be patient, and any saintly attributes are valuable to me given my calling! :meditation:

AniaR
08-05-2015, 12:11 AM
Michelle, I think that was more than enough patience haha. I am so excited for when you have your tail and we'd be happy to host you in Halifax. I think we should plan a visit next summer

AniaR
08-05-2015, 12:12 AM
I think we posted the seahorse top somewhere in here a while back lol

MermaidMichelle
08-05-2015, 01:44 PM
Michelle, I think that was more than enough patience haha. I am so excited for when you have your tail and we'd be happy to host you in Halifax. I think we should plan a visit next summer

That sounds wonderful; the thought of working with you has long been one of the things which has made me most excited about having a tail! :mermaid kiss: Next summer sounds mervellous; will I be visiting you in Halifax, then?

Aisling
08-06-2015, 07:51 PM
I'm normally really quiet here. However, I thought I'd let others know that Raven got in touch with me today. She sent over some photos of my order.
To echo what has been said, Raven explained to me that the storms have made it really hard on production. She's trying!

frozenbutterflywings
08-07-2015, 10:16 AM
Tampa is flooded right now in Florida. My friend even sent me pics of all the catfish that are flopping around in the streets and on sidewalks. It's crazy!!!

Mermaid Neri Elvina
08-07-2015, 10:20 AM
Oh jeez! You can't work with silicone in those conditions

Sent from my XT1021 using Tapatalk

Ariel-Starfish
08-07-2015, 01:50 PM
:(

Mermaid Neri Elvina
08-07-2015, 03:32 PM
:(
I'm sure you'll here something soon 😊

Sent from my XT1021 using Tapatalk

Felicia
08-07-2015, 04:58 PM
Tampa is flooded right now in Florida. My friend even sent me pics of all the catfish that are flopping around in the streets and on sidewalks. It's crazy!!!

That's crappy, but I can't help to imagine raven swimming through the flooded streets lol

AniaR
08-07-2015, 06:25 PM
haha I know right?

I am hopefully gonna skype with her over the next few days. I miss her and we've both been so busy. Tyler's been touring too and there's new laptop turned out to be a lemon so there's some context for communication for you. She's just been holed up working on whatever she can while the weather is crap!

Felicia
08-08-2015, 02:57 AM
haha I know right?

I am hopefully gonna skype with her over the next few days. I miss her and we've both been so busy. Tyler's been touring too and there's new laptop turned out to be a lemon so there's some context for communication for you. She's just been holed up working on whatever she can while the weather is crap!

She should take advantage of the weather and relax for a bit! As much as I want my tail, and I'm sure others do too, I think she needs a break for at least a few days since she never seems to quit and if the weather is crap then that seems like the perfect excuse to take a break

AniaR
08-08-2015, 07:58 AM
We had a good Skype. She's working away!!!

frozenbutterflywings
08-08-2015, 05:06 PM
I wish her the best she's such a talented hard working person :D

Ariel-Starfish
08-09-2015, 01:07 PM
We had a good Skype. She's working away!!!

Thats nice to hear ^^
Hope to hear from her soon! ❤️

MermaidMichelle
08-09-2015, 06:09 PM
As do I! I hope she doesn't overwork herself, though; the cooler temperatures that come with storm fronts render one more vulnerable to illness (as I can attest)!

Ariel-Starfish
08-11-2015, 05:04 PM
Nothing so far :( On the side note: I got my copy of the new Weeki Wachee mermaids calendar. So i'm drooling over every page xD :swoon:

Ariel-Starfish
08-16-2015, 10:49 AM
Any news on someone's tail? I rougly have 1,5 month to go before I hit a year of waiting! :p Getting exited now!

Felicia
08-16-2015, 04:08 PM
I haven't heard back yet but I assume shes busy busting her fins

Mer-Crazy
08-16-2015, 07:21 PM
I hit a year waiting a few days ago... completely slipped my mind haha

Felicia
08-17-2015, 03:11 AM
I hit a year waiting a few days ago... completely slipped my mind haha
Only 3 more weeks till I'm at a year

Sitre Seer Moroaica
08-18-2015, 08:04 AM
I wish there was a way to let customers who have paid know how many tails she's working on and the order. I believe it would help with out anticipations for her tails. I'd love to know where my tail is at in the roster.

polyhymnia113
08-18-2015, 01:06 PM
^^I was able to sort of sift through messages on this board and get a general idea of that when I was waiting on mine just via the posts of those who are waiting. It's only a rough idea as not everyone who orders posts here and not everyone orders a tail, some are awaiting tops only etc. Additionally, I learned through those observations that she doesn't always necessarily work linearly. She works on many projects at a time and fills the gaps in her time working on one with parts of another. If someone's tail is far simpler in design, or someone paid a rush fee there may be tails completed before yours that were actually ordered after yours. There's no real way to have a crystal clear view but it will give you some idea. That said I cannot think of anyone lately that has received their tail in less than a year so it will probably be at least that long from when you ordered.

AniaR
08-18-2015, 01:15 PM
Yes both merbellas and finfolk seem to be sitting at just before or on a year

Ariel-Starfish
08-18-2015, 01:33 PM
I'm at 10 months and 2 weeks now. :meditation:

Mermaid Mystery
08-18-2015, 04:25 PM
it sounds like all of you are pregnant, but like ridiculously pregnant.

Mermaid Lorelei
08-18-2015, 04:28 PM
it sounds like all of you are pregnant, but like ridiculously pregnant.
THIS. :lol:

Marlin
08-19-2015, 12:32 AM
it sounds like all of you are pregnant, but like ridiculously pregnant.

LOL!! You win the internet today!

Sitre Seer Moroaica
08-19-2015, 03:15 AM
Well if it is a year looks like I'll be receiving my tail during my birthday month :P *dances*

Aurellia Gyldenscale
08-20-2015, 01:18 AM
240 days for me!

Last time I heard from them was July 24th...gently asked for an updated timeline since we had exceeded the originally quoted 200 days...no response. Just followed up in case it got lost in the inbox. I just want an idea of how many months left....on the upside I've directed all this nervous energy into getting my website finished! Yay!

www.HeartlandMermaid.com

We've been getting a ton of rain too lately so I can sympathize. :/

Ashe
08-20-2015, 01:53 AM
Cheers to everyone waiting so patiently for their tail! Just remember that all of this will pay off in the form of an absolute masterpiece! Good vibes :rainbow:

Merman Arion
08-20-2015, 08:29 AM
it sounds like all of you are pregnant, but like ridiculously pregnant.

LOL :rotfl:
That's gold.

frozenbutterflywings
08-20-2015, 09:00 AM
I asked them one time where I was on the list and they said they didn't have too much of an update for me now but they are working hard :D

SeaGlass Siren
08-20-2015, 09:55 AM
.... Holy carp it does sound like everyone is pregnant XD!!!!! (As did I when waiting for my tail)
of course when you're waiting on your "baby", your pride and joy, you'd want to see how far along it's been :p

Mermaid Andrina
08-20-2015, 11:57 AM
Lots of merbabies being born!

Anyway, I was wondering if anyone knew which monofin is in the sea dragon tail. I visitor messaged Merley about her sea dragon tail (because I love the pink in her's), but she hasn't responded. Also, in general, which monofin would be better over all- for pool, lake, ocean, etc?

Thanks!

Ariel-Starfish
08-20-2015, 02:42 PM
LOL :rotfl:
That's gold.
M
I mostly had the feelings when I was around 9 months.

I can't wait for the other 1,5 month to be over and hearing back from Raven!

Mermaid Sirenia
08-20-2015, 02:50 PM
Did Ravens Ophelia tail ever get sold? One of my favorite tails, but I haven't seen any photos of it with its new owner

Ariel-Starfish
08-20-2015, 02:59 PM
Not shure about that?

Mermaid Andrina
08-20-2015, 03:32 PM
I thought it was sold. I almost bought it, but then on the Merbella's Facebook it said 'sold'. Now it no longer says 'sold', so I don't know what happened to it.

Mermaid Andrina
08-20-2015, 03:49 PM
Just looked back at Merbellas Facebook, and yes Ophelia was sold. On the first picture with both sides of the tail, in the description it says sold. Sorry for the double post!

Mer-Crazy
08-20-2015, 07:32 PM
Lots of merbabies being born!

Anyway, I was wondering if anyone knew which monofin is in the sea dragon tail. I visitor messaged Merley about her sea dragon tail (because I love the pink in her's), but she hasn't responded. Also, in general, which monofin would be better over all- for pool, lake, ocean, etc?

Thanks!
Also the Sea Dragon has a competitor in it pretty sure (the original anyway) you'd be best messaging Mechanic Mermaid since she has the original one, though I haven't seen her on here in ages.

Mermaid Kelda
08-20-2015, 09:55 PM
Did anyone see the photo of Kim Kardashian's kids with a mermaid? She's wearing a Merbella's and I wondered if we know who she is.

Mermaid Mystery
08-20-2015, 09:56 PM
it's Amarylis!

MerEmma
08-20-2015, 10:13 PM
Wow! That's so awesome for her. Awesome publicity too, probably. Or not, but. She can still call it out from now on. :D

Photos on her Instagram.

Mer-Crazy
08-20-2015, 11:18 PM
I LOVE Amarylis' videos, she has an amazing 'surfing underwater' video and a really nice swim video on her youtube, though I'm not the biggest fan of the Kardashians (don't care if I spelled it wrong either) so I was a bit meh when I saw that post on her FB.

Mermaid Lorelei
08-20-2015, 11:44 PM
I think a friend of Ayla the Duluth mermaid got the Ophelia tail. I remember seeing pictures somewhere...

Mermaid Mystery
08-21-2015, 12:49 AM
yeah I'm pretty sure I saw pictures of it on Ayla's page now that you mention it

Mermaid Andrina
08-21-2015, 05:47 PM
Thank you Mer-Crazy! I would have messaged Mermaid Mechanic, but saw she hadn't been on in a while. Also, I couldn't believe no website said who the mermaid was in the Kardashians picture!

Mer-Crazy
08-23-2015, 07:37 PM
I guess I reached some kind of patience limit this week, I had been hoping my tail would have been started in August by the latest since I figured a year to get all the details sorted out would be enough time, and I highly doubt that's going to happen now. Of course I'm not angry or anything :) I sent her a message asking about the thing that's holding up my tail (I'm waiting on something to be finished so I can make one last design decision and I had been told that was supposed to be finished by the end of July) and haven't gotten a response yet. So to tide me over while I wait I bought a fabric tail haha. Apparently there's a lady who lives half an hour away from me who sells them, who knew?

Ariel-Starfish
08-24-2015, 03:00 AM
I feel a bit anxious. Knowing I still have 2 months to go until I hit a year of waiting. But I just know it won't be finished by then. :( I just would love to know what is happening exacly with my order.

AniaR
08-24-2015, 10:19 AM
If it helps I know Tyler is touring right now and they're back to bad laptop. No excuses! Just might be why emails are slow ( I haven't heard from her since my last catch up)

Ariel-Starfish
08-24-2015, 11:31 AM
Seriously? :facepalm: I mean, we should do a fundraiser or something so Raven is able to get a DECENT laptop! ;)

AniaR
08-24-2015, 11:54 AM
The one they bought was a lemon, waiting for a replacement

Mer-Crazy
08-24-2015, 06:27 PM
If it helps I know Tyler is touring right now

Aww yay ^_^ good for him. I've seen some of the stuff he can do on Raven's Instagram and he's an amazing performer, they both are <3

Merley
08-24-2015, 07:07 PM
Lots of merbabies being born!

Anyway, I was wondering if anyone knew which monofin is in the sea dragon tail. I visitor messaged Merley about her sea dragon tail (because I love the pink in her's), but she hasn't responded. Also, in general, which monofin would be better over all- for pool, lake, ocean, etc?

Thanks!

Sorry, usually I check this thread pretty religiously even if I'm just lurking. And I have it so I get emails sent about pms, yet somehow there was no email showing you sent me a message. I have a competitor in my tail and I highly recommend it for ocean swimming. I swim at some pretty rough spots. There's a beach in Hawaii called Sandy's that is notorious for i's big waves that break close to shore and strong currents and I swim that with ease with my tail. It was pretty funny actually, last time I went the waves were bigger and rougher than usual. The lifeguards were pretty certain I was going to drown since I have to mermaid crawl in and kept getting knocked back by waves since my dog was in the way barking at me as I try to quickly butt slide as fast as I can. But once I got past the break I was fine. So, yeah I'd recommend a competitor unless you're mostly going to use it in the pool or in calmer waters and really like the flowly look. The foil in Raven's tails give it an awesome flowly look but that also means you have to work harder to move.

Starfrit
08-25-2015, 02:22 AM
guys i haven slept in like 3 days an ive eaten nothing but mush for that long cus of my throat being swlollen and its like 3am and im baerly conscious but i just had a thought

are there any dudes who own merbellas tails

can we call them merFELLAS

50 pts to house Tieri yeeeaaaaa

AniaR
08-25-2015, 03:08 AM
Yes. Merfellas. Best thing ever.

Starfrit
08-25-2015, 11:44 AM
guys i haven slept in like 3 days an ive eaten nothing but mush for that long cus of my throat being swlollen and its like 3am and im baerly conscious but i just had a thought

are there any dudes who own merbellas tails

can we call them merFELLAS

50 pts to house Tieri yeeeaaaaa

... What the hell was I doing last night.

PearlieMae
08-25-2015, 12:26 PM
... What the hell was I doing last night.

Crack, evidently ;)

Merman Arion
08-25-2015, 12:38 PM
Crack, evidently ;)

Weak. I have a more original theory : sleepwalking.